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Santa Maria Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers

The National Safety Council reported 244,000 slip and fall injuries that required day off work in 2019 and a total of 880 deaths related to falls. Construction workers are at a 7% higher risk to be injured in a slip and fall accident, but these types of accidents can happen to anyone including people working a “desk” job. Some of the most common injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident are sprains, strains and tears, but the extent of the injuries may become a lot more extensive and may affect the life of the person for years to come. If you or your loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, call our slip and fall accident attorneys at James McKiernan today. We will evaluate your case and help you receive the compensation you deserve.

What are Some Common Causes of Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents?

Slip, trip and fall accidents are grouped under the umbrella of premises liability law. This means that under California law, the owners and occupants of land have a duty of care to maintain their property in a safe condition including providing a clean environment free of damages and obstacles that may cause someone to sustain an injury. Your Santa Maria accident injury lawyers list the most common causes of slip, trip, and fall accidents:

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Where do Most Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents Happen

Slip, trip and fall accidents often occur when property owners fail to prevent, warn or eliminate dangerous conditions on their property causing tenants or visitors to stain injuries. Some of the most common slip, trip and fall accidents happen in the following places in Santa Maria:

  • Sidewalks
  • Parking lots
  • Stairs
  • Escalators and elevators
  • Job sites
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping centers
  • Grocery stores

Serious Injuries from Slip, Trip, or Fall Accidents

Slip, trip, or fall accidents can cause severe, life-threatening injuries, and the two groups, particularly at risk, are children and the elderly. Many premises liability victims sustain the following injuries and conditions:

  • Back injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Bruising
  • Concussion
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
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